Foster Success successfully championed Senate Enrolled Act 151 during the last Indiana General Assembly session. Governor Eric Holcomb signed the bill into law in May 2023.
The law, which was years in the making, will improve the lives of teens and young adults in foster care as it removes unnecessary barriers and supports them so they can be successful now and in the future.
The law increases resources to support older foster youth in obtaining their driver’s license and affordable auto insurance. It also expands the Foster Care Tax Credit program to donors of the Insuring Foster Youth Trust Fund and extends the program through January 1, 2028.
It is vital that teens in Indiana’s foster care system have access to car insurance and the reliability it provides to help them get to work and school. This expansion of the Foster Care Tax Credit Program will help ensure they are on the road to success.
Foster Success supporters State Senator Kyle Walker and State Representative Donna Schaibley authored and sponsored the bill, respectively, and we can’t thank them enough.
This law is a win for the entire state. When those who have experience in foster care succeed, they are able to contribute to our workforce and strengthen us as a state. We should all want to do all we can to help our youth get where they need to be.